History & Culture
This is a land where Dragoons first explored the Des Moines River valley and prairie grass once grew at heights of over 8 feet. The Black Hawk treaty created the Red Rock line, but by 1845 settlers were allowed to move into western Iowa. In the mid-1800s, a group of Dutch immigrants settled in Pella. More than a century-and-a-half later, Dutch culture permeates the largest community in the Red Rock Area. In Knoxville, you’ll discover Iowa’s role in sprint car racing and the history of the Iowa flag. In Melcher-Dallas, you will learn about the legend of coal mining and the role coal played in developing our communities. The area is rich in stories of pioneers and entrepreneurs making the most of the region’s agricultural bounty and innovative spirit.
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- Half block southeast of square, Pella
The Molengracht, which means "mill canal," is a complex of 5 buildings that combines 21st centure entrepreneurial spirit with Old World charm. The plaza includes a canal, drawbridge, hotel, restaurants, tri-plex movie theater, Pella Window Store, professional office space and underground parking.
Open all year, outdoors
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